John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.


Recent Articles
  • Realty Spotlight on STL: Mistakes to avoid when selling in St. Louis

      REALTY SPOTLIGHT ON STL:  Thinking about selling your home?  Amanda Alejandro is the President & Owner of the Realty Shop STL with advice for what mistakes to avoid before you put your home on the market. She says you should not make home improvements before you hire an agent to help you sell your home.  Get a professional to advise you before you spend money.  If you have already done home improvements, be sure to keep your receipts and […]

  • Hancock and Kelley: What does Trump and Bernie’s surge mean for the 2020 race?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political insiders discuss President Trump’s recent surge in approval ratings and what it means for the Democratic nominee. Plus, they discuss the fear among some Democrats that a Bernie Sanders ticket could doom their efforts to win other races.

  • Will former Missouri Gov. Greitens attempt a political comeback after ethics report?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley Extra, the Fox 2 political analysts discuss the recent ethics report regarding former Governor Eric Greitens. They discuss with host John Brown if Greitens will try and make a political comeback in light of the new information.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Fallout from the State of the Union speech

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political consultants will discuss the fallout from the State of the Union speech and the vote on impeachment. They will also discuss the race on the Democratic side after the debacle in Iowa.

  • Is it time to make gambling more widespread in Missouri?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political consultants will discuss the proposal to allow gambling on the Osage River near the Lake of the Ozarks. Is it time to allow gambling on other waterways, or is it time to abolish the current laws and allow gambling more widespread?

  • Realty Spotlight on STL: Homeowners Beware, are you sure you have an advocate working in your best interest?

    REALTY SPOTLIGHT ON STL:  Amanda Alejandro is the President & Owner of the Realty Shop STL with advice on how to be sure you are contracting or hiring an expert real estate advocate who will act in your best interest. Before you pick up the phone and call about a house listed online, you need to do your research about who you are talking to. Amanda outlines the rules and laws of real estate advocacy, who can share listing information, […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – The battle with Iran and within the House

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. —The general staff of Iran armed forces says a Ukrainian plane that crashed on Wednesday was brought down due to human error. Iran targeted the passenger plane unintentionally, Iran’s Press TV reports. The field in Iran where a Ukrainian aircraft crashed two days ago has been cleared of most of the wreckage, and the public has been trawling through what’s left behind, new images shared with CNN show. The photos, taken near a soccer field in Laleh Park in […]

  • St. Louisan visits all 418 national park sites, ending 2019 at the Gateway Arch

    ST. LOUIS – One year ago St. Louisan Andy Magee set out alone on a journey to discover America. Crisscrossing the county by land, air, and sea Magee spent time in all 50 states, four US  territories, and our Nation’s Capitol Washington  D.C. ” A trip like this takes you to all corners of the united states and you see everything the cities to the south of the equator” expressed Magee. However, this journey didn’t come out of nowhere. Magee […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Why withhold articles of impeachment from the Senate?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political analysts discuss the decision by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to withhold the articles of impeachment from the U.S. Senate for now. They will also discuss the recent Democratic debate and the lack of attention on former Vice President Joe Biden during the telecast.

  • How can we keep the positive momentum for St. Louis in 2020?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley Extra, the Fox 2 political insiders discuss a robust 2019 for the city of St. Louis and what they think needs to happen to keep the momentum going in 2020.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Parallels between the election in the UK and the US

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political analysts discuss the recent election in the UK and what Democrats can learn from the crushing defeat of the leftist candidate.  They will also discuss the proposal to eliminate personal property taxes in Missouri.

  • Hancock and Kelley – The federal money tied to the Loop Trolley project

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political insiders discuss the closure of the loop trolley and how it’s demise could have in impact on other transportation projects in the area funded by federal money. They will also discuss the new political ads running in St. Louis trying to sway your vote, a year in advance.

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